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New Jersey scores legal win in beach dune case

6-30-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — State prosecutors have scored a legal victory over a southern New Jersey couple that was seeking roughly $800,000 for an easement on their property that was needed to build a sand dune and beachfront protection project. ...
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Anderson to Remain at Helm of Newark Schools, Activists Vow Ouster

6-30-14
Many are unhappy with Education Commissioner David Hespe's decision to renew Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson's contract.

Officials clash over beach contamination warnings

6-30-14
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal and state officials are clashing over standards for warning the public about water contamination at the nation's beaches. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awards grants to states in the Great Lakes region ...

Christie aide latest to be ordered to testify

6-30-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A top aide to Gov. Chris Christie is the latest to be ordered to testify before a New Jersey legislative committee investigating traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge last year. A subpoena was sent to Regina Egea on ...

New Jersey rethinking new test to judge teachers

6-30-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have postponed a vote on delaying the use of new standardized tests as part of their teachers' and principals' evaluations. State Sen. Jeff Van Drew says he's giving Gov. Chris Christie a chance to make a ...

Police shoot, kill man in Elizabeth

6-30-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a police-involved shooting in Elizabeth that left a man dead. The Union County Prosecutor's Office says an officer on Sunday found 44-year-old John DelValle holding a 49-year-old woman at ...

Christie vetoes expected on New Jersey budget

6-30-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is expected to sign a state budget, but not before doing major surgery to it with line-item vetoes. Under the state constitution, New Jersey must have a balanced budget in place before the new fiscal year ...

Parades, festivals celebrate gay pride

6-30-14
NEW YORK (AP) — After a year of numerous same-sex marriage victories, millions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their supporters held gay pride parades and celebrations. Marchers in New York commemorated the 45th anniversary of ...

Port Authority settles suit over PATH access

6-29-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority and two advocacy groups have reached a settlement in a seven-year-old lawsuit over disabled access to the Grove Street PATH station. The two groups, Heightened Independence and Progress, Inc., and the United ...

Christie tabs 6 for embattled sewerage commission

6-28-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has taken a step toward repopulating the board of the embattled Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. Christie nominated six commissioners Friday. More than 100 employees have been fired in recent years amid ...